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Derrick Rose Wins NBA Rookie of the Year Award, and Deservedly So

Published by on April 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

For the third time in NBA history, a Chicago Bulls player has been named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. Point guard Derrick Rose learned that he had won the award on Wednesday, following in the footsteps Michael Jordan and Elton Brand (who was a co-ROY with Houston’s Steve Francis), who won the award in 1985 and 2000 respectively. And while he might act cool and collected on the court, and not seem to succumb to pressure or media attention, Rose made it clear that winning this award was something he planned to do from the start of his young career.

“When I first came into the season, my biggest thing was to get this award,” Rose said according to the Associated Press. “I was telling you all that I d...

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